Statement from Police Chief Craig Meidl on today's verdict

Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 2:33 p.m.

Police Chief Craig Meidl issued the following statement regarding today’s verdict:

“Foremost as a department we will continue to support the officer involved and ensure she has all available resources to assist her on both a personal and professional level. She is a valuable member of our agency and we will ensure that we do everything in our power to help her in the healing process.

This has been a difficult time for everyone—those directly involved, their families and friends, our community and our department. The serious impact this incident, investigation and trial has had cannot be disregarded or minimized.

We have confidence and respect for due process of the criminal justice system. With that said, we will not be able to comment further as we know an appeals process could follow after today’s guilty verdict.”

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